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BT TV channels: What do I get?

Starter

BT TV (www.bt.com) uses a YouView box, which delivers you more than 70 basic Freeview channels if you go for a Starter package. And, because it’s BT, you can get BT Sport thrown in for a small fee as well - but you need at least 6.5Mb broadband to watch it on TV.

Here are all the channels you'll get:

Type

Channels

Entertainment

BBC One, BBC Two, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, ITV2, BBC Three, BBC Four, ITV3, Pick, Dave, Channel 4 +1, More 4, Really, Yesterday, Drama, 5USA, ITV4, Dave ja vu, ITVBe, ITV2 +1, E4, E4 +1, 5*, Spike, ITV +1, ITV3 +1, Quest, Quest +1, S4/C, Channel 5 +1, 4seven, BBC Alba, Challenge, 4seven, Channel 5 +24, Comedy Central, GOLD, Watch, Alibi, SyFy, Universal, E!, TLC, Lifetime, AMC, Sony TV, True Entertainment, CBS Action, CBS Reality, Tru TV, Tru TV +1, Horror Channel, regional channels

Factual

Nat Geo, Nat Geo WILD, Discovery, ID, Animal Planet, History, Crime and Investigation

Lifestyle

Food Network, Travel Channel, Community Channel, TBN, Motors TV, Daystar

Music

MTV, 4 Music, Viva

Film

Film 4, Film 4 +1, Movie Mix, Movies 4 Men

Shopping

QVC, Ideal World, QVC Beauty, Create and Craft, The Store, Rocks and Co, Gems TV, The Jewellery Channel, Price Drop, Bid TV, Big Deal

Kids

CBBC, CBeebies, CITV, Pop, Tiny Pop

News

BBC News, BBC Parliament, Sky News, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera Arabic, RT, Arise News

Sport

BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport Showcase, BT Sport ESPN, BT Sport Extra

Radio

BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1 Xtra, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio 5SX, BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC Radio Asian, BBC World Service, The Hits, Kiss, Kiss Fresh, Kisstory, Magic, Smash Hits, Heart, Heat, Smooth, Kerrang, talkSPORT, Capital FM, Premier Christian Radio, U105.8, Absolute, Heart, Insight, Classic FM, LBC, Q

HD

BBC One HD, BBC Two HD, ITV HD, Channel 4 HD, BBC Three HD, CBBC HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Al Jazeera HD, Channel 4 +1 HD, 4seven HD, CBeebies HD, QVC Beauty HD, QVC +1 HD, Clirlun

Entertainment

True to its name, Entertainment is a little more entertaining, with a few extra channels - plus the ability to rewind and record TV. You’ll get everything above included, plus:

Type

Channels

Entertainment and lifestyle

Comedy Central Extra, Good Food, MTV Music

Factual

Eden, H2, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo

Sport

Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2

Film

TCM, Movies 24

Max

Max is where you’ll find 4K BT Sport Ultra HD. It also comes with the BT Kids and HD Extra Bolt-ons included. So altogether you’ll get all the channels in Entertainment along with:

Type

Channels

Sport

BT Sport Ultra HD, BT Sport 1 HD, BT Sport 2 HD, BT Sport ESPN HD, Eurosport 1 HD, Eurosport 2 HD

Kids

Cartoon Network, Cartoonito, Boomerang, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Nickelodeon, Nick Toons, Nick Jr

HD

FOX HD, Nat Geo HD, Nat Geo WILD HD, MTV HD, History HD, Crime and Investigation HD, Discovery HD, Animal Planet HD, TLC HD, SyFy HD, Comedy Central HD

Bolt-ons

If the TV you’re getting just isn’t enough, there’s always the option to add a Bolt-on. These cost a little more each month, but you get a nice range of extra channels or services, and you can stop and start your subscription whenever you want. Here’s what you can get:

Bolt-on

What you get

Netflix

On demand movies and box sets in the Netflix catalogue

Music

On demand albums, music videos, and concerts

Kids

Boomerang, Cartoon Network, Cartoonito, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Nickelodeon, Nick Toons, Nick Jr, on demand

Sky Cinema

The whole Sky Cinema suite: Premiere, Action and Adventure, Disney, Showcase, Family, Comedy, Sci Fi and Horror, Greats, Crime and Thriller, Select, Drama and Romance, on demand

HD Extra

Animal Planet HD, Comedy Central HD, Crime and Investigation HD, Discovery HD, Eurosport 1 HD, Eurosport 2 HD, FOX HD, History HD, MTV HD, Nat Geo HD, Nat Geo WILD HD, SyFy HD, TLC HD, BT Sport 1 HD, BT Sport 2 HD, BT Sport ESPN HD

Sky Sports

Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Main Event Extra

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I switch to a new TV service?
    Switching TV services is a breeze if you use a comparison service like ours. Simply enter your postcode, and we’ll list all your different options side by side, so you can easily compare features and price. When you find a package you like, click the link and you’ll be taken straight to the provider’s site. Once you're all set to go live, contact your old TV provider and ask to cancel your current service. Fast, simple and hassle-free.
  2. Can I save money by bundling TV, phone and broadband?
    Yes you can. Providers like Sky and Virgin Media offer competitively priced bundles, comprising broadband, home phone and TV, and getting all three services from the same place often leads to significant savings. It also makes it easier to manage finances, as all services come on a single bill.
  3. Do I need fibre optic broadband?

    Fibre optic broadband is much faster and much more reliable than broadband through the phone line, but it’s not essential for everyone. If you just want to browse the web, check email, Facebook, Twitter etc, you’ll be fine with standard broadband through the phone line.

    However, if you stream a lot of video, download music, films and games, and other such activities, you will likely find a fibre connection hugely beneficial.

    It’s also a boon for large households, especially ones with lots of gadgets like smartphones, tablets, and computers connected up most of the time. The more people using a connection, the slower it will be, so if you have a big family where lots of people want to connect to the web at the same time, for example, a fibre connection will ensure everyone can get a good experience.

  4. How do I get sports channels?

    There are multiple sports channels in the UK, with the biggest being Sky Sports and BT Sport.

    Sky Sports is available at an extra monthly cost on Sky TV, BT TV, TalkTalk TV, Virgin Media TV, and Now TV. Read our guide for more info.

    BT Sport, which also includes ESPN, is available on BT TV, and for an extra monthly cost on Sky TV and Virgin Media TV. Read our guide for more info.

  5. How do I get movie channels?

    Sky often has the first TV broadcast rights for big movies, so if you want to see the latest blockbusters first, you’ll need Sky Cinema - which you can get through Sky, Virgin Media, BT, and TalkTalk TV packages for an additional monthly charge.

    Most TV providers also offer new home entertainment releases to view on a pay-per-view basis. Bear in mind, you may need a broadband connection to access some of these services. See our guide for more info.

  6. How do I get BT Sport?
    BT Sport is available to add on to any BT TV package, and is completely free of charge with its top-end package.

    The full BT Sport suite is available for a monthly subscription with Sky TV or Virgin Media TV.

    For more information and deals, see our full guide to BT Sport.